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Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS)

U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Labor-Management Standards
Seattle District Office
1111 Third Avenue, Suite 605
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 398-8099 Fax: (206) 398-8090




September 28, 2010

Mr. John Mohlis, Secretary Treasurer
Bricklayers State Conference 99
12812 NE Marx Street
Portland, OR 97230 Case Number: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
LM Number: 047636

Dear Mr. Mohlis:

This office has recently completed an audit of Bricklayers State Conference under the Compliance Audit Program (CAP) to determine your organization’s compliance with the provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). As discussed during the exit interview with you on September 17, 2010, the following problem was disclosed during the CAP. The matter listed below is not an exhaustive list of all possible problem areas since the audit conducted was limited in scope.

Reporting Violations

The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(b), which requires labor organizations to file annual financial reports accurately disclosing their financial condition and operations. The Labor Organization Annual Report (Form LM-3) filed by Bricklayers State Conference 99 for fiscal year ending July 31, 2010, was deficient in the following area:

Failure to File Bylaws

The audit disclosed a violation of LMRDA Section 201(a), which requires that a union submit a copy of its revised constitution and bylaws with its LM report when it makes changes to its constitution or bylaws. Bricklayers State Conference 99 amended its constitution and bylaws in 2000, but did not file a copy with its LM report for that year. Bricklayers State Conference 99 has now filed a copy of its constitution and bylaws.

I want to extend my personal appreciation to Bricklayers State Conference 99 for the cooperation and courtesy extended during this compliance audit. I strongly recommend that you make sure this letter and the compliance assistance materials provided to you are passed on to future officers. If we can provide any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to call.


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cc: Mr. Dennis Becker, President